It's no secret that the Dutch have the best bicycle infrastructure on Earth. And it keeps getting better. I recently got to ride the Arnhem-Nijmegen Cycle Superhighway. Imagine being able to bike 11 miles between two downtowns and not have to stop once for cars -- that's what the superhighway provides.
- Cuomo’s Summer Penn Station Plan: Punish Amtrak, Cut LIRR Fares (News, AMNY, NY1)
- Daily News All in on Moynihan Station; Gov Admits “a Train Hall Is Only as Good as the Tracks” (Politico)
- Good Morning! Welcome to Your Daily Hell of Subway Commuting (WNBC)
- Ben Kabak Tells Slate Why the Subways Are a Mess; Village Voice Lists 5 Ways to Fix Them
- Riders Frustrated With Bad Service Are Taking It Out on Transit Workers (NYT)
- Big Rig Driver Kills Man Crossing Flatlands Ave in Canarsie (News)
- Broad Authorization for Design-Build May Not Make It Out of the Albany Swamp This Session (NYT)
- More on Gianaris’s Bill to Tax the Rich to Fund Transit (AMNY)
- F Train Fiasco Prompts MTA to Switch From Pre-Recorded to Live Service Announcements (DNA, AMNY)
- Queens CB 6 Is Going to Fight a Route Change to the Q23 (DNA)
- Sincere Effort to Keep Cars Off an UES Block, or Stealth Campaign to Boot a Bike Lane and Citi Bike Station? (DNA)
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The Queensboro Bridge bike/ped path has been closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 16 of the last 24 months while ConEdison conducts electrical repair work. Currently, a six-week closure that began on May 21 is making nighttime trips especially difficult for working cyclists. Despite the regularity of the closures, DOT still hasn't worked out a reasonable alternative for people who count on overnight access to the path.
In just a few months, Transportation Alternatives volunteers have collected more than 5,000 signatures from residents outside Manhattan calling for bike-share in their neighborhoods. On Wednesday, they'll rally with council members on the steps of City Hall for a system that can meet New York City's huge demand for bike-share.
Standard practice for the highway planners at state DOTs is to sacrifice all other concerns at the altar of fast car traffic. Nowhere has the effect been more obviously detrimental than Detroit, where the overbuilt freeway system helped hollow out one of America’s largest cities. But highway planners in Michigan are starting to listen to people who say they want something different.
- It Happened Again: Charter Bus Driver Kills Michael Mamoukakis, 80, Biking on 7th Ave (NYT, News, Post)
- Less Parking, More Safety for Cycling on Side Streets (WNYC)
- MTA Insider: Subway Service Could Improve Substantially Simply By Changing Some Operating Standards (Fusion)
- Only Two Subway Lines Make the Grade on Reliability, According to the MTA’s Own Imperfect Metrics (Gothamist)
- Commuters Brace for Penn Station’s Emergency Track Repairs This Summer (NYT)
- Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo Wants to Dazzle You With Shiny Train Hall Renderings (Politico)
- Gianaris: Fund MTA With Downstate Income Tax Surcharge (News)
- Paul Massey’s Transit Platform Fails to Impress (Post)
- Classon Avenue Finally Getting a Painted Bike Lane Where Lauren Davis Was Killed (DNA)
- Manhattan CB 3 to DOT: Make Mixing Zones Safer (DNA)
- DOT Backtracks and Agrees to Add Stop Sign at Crossing Near LIC Schools (DNA)
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